29 July 21 - Fed Sticks to its Guns | Z Energy Jumps Global markets were mixed overnight, (S&P 500 index +0.2%) with US markets ending higher with investors having mixed reactions to company results.  Several US Federal Reserve officials have said the labour market and inflation have made progress toward preconditions for tapping the brakes on their robust support for the US economy. Officially however, the Fed, in its statement released after a two-day policy meeting overnight, kept the target range for its benchmark policy rate unchanged at zero to 0.25% and repeated language that inflation had run persistently below its long-run 2% goal. The Fed said it would give the market advanced warning of any upcoming tapering of stimulus..  Boeing shares jumped +4.4% after reporting its first quarterly profit in two years. Apple shares slipped -1.2% following their earnings beat adding supply constraints would affect iPhone and iPad sales growth, while Micro...